How to Determine the Age of a Stanley Plane

Below you will find a tool for Stanley plane identification, specifically dating Stanley planes and identifying the type of your Stanley Bailey woodworking bench hand planes. Also, stanley type studies like this are most accurate for No. This tool does not work for the Stanley Bedrock planes or transitional planes. Hi guys and ladies I plead total ignorance since I work with steel in my private time. The plane lived on the coast for an unknown time and was rusty. I started to remove rust and old paint and discovered that there was black paint under some blue paint. I suspected some fool smoked something and painted it blue because he liked blue. I was about to add this question on my posting that i just put on here.

Plane (tool)

Stanley No. It was the most expensive Stanley Plane sold on eBay in Second place went to a Stanley No. Third place goes to a beautiful Stanley No. All rights reserved.

The #4 1/2 was a plane that Stanley added to their successful and Prior to this date, Bailey had been producing the same series of bench planes.

A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood using muscle power to force the cutting blade over the wood surface. Some rotary power planers are motorized power tools used for the same types of larger tasks, but are unsuitable for fine scale planing where a miniature hand plane is used. Generally all planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. Planing is also used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces usually too large for shaping, where the integrity of the whole requires the same smooth surface.

Special types of planes are designed to cut joints or decorative mouldings. Hand planes are generally the combination of a cutting edge, such as a sharpened metal plate, attached to a firm body, that when moved over a wood surface, take up relatively uniform shavings, by nature of the body riding on the ‘high spots’ in the wood, and also by providing a relatively constant angle to the cutting edge, render the planed surface very smooth. A cutter which extends below the bottom surface, or sole , of the plane slices off shavings of wood.

Vintage Stanley Planes

A Collection of No 2 Bailey Planes. A nice example of a very little used type 16 ish. It has apparently spent most of its life in the box. Slightly different design than on the larger type 1 Bailey planes.

A great deal of research has been dedicated to dating Stanley’s bench planes over the years, with type studies established for the Bailey and Bedrock lines.

Dating block planes can be challenging, more so for Stanley than other manufacturers because Stanley often changed components of their block plane, as new mechanisms appeared. Millers Falls also manufactured a whole series of block planes, but they did not appear until , and were built until the early s. Sargent manufactured planes from to Millers falls plane numbers were stamped into the sides of the plane, whilst Sargent often added the plane number to the markings on the blade.

Also, while exceptional type studies exist for Stanley bench planes, similar extensive ones for block planes do not. There are some exceptions to the rule, for instance, there is a type study of the Stanley No. Consider the ubiquitous No. The No. A contemporary No. Obtaining an approximate timeline involves understanding when features were added or removed. Here are some rough guidelines specifically for the No. But there is also changes in the design of the lever cap, changes in the blade depth adjustment mechanism, and markings on the plane body e.

Dating a block plane is often less of a science, and more of an art.

Bailey Identification

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Many patent date stanley 45 planes and is a wooden hand plane dating, his Jun 22 for stanley 45 plane lot of those type 7 handplanes: b casting marks.

Nice comparision of th etwo planes. I have an identical English made Baley No. It was given to me when I was about 14 so around and was brand new then. So guess they either did not alter the design at all or your plane was made later than you think. Hey Ty! Thanks for the comment. If I were to guess, I would guess that this plane is from the s.

However, I’m told Stanleys of that era have ribs in the casting. There really is not much information out there that I’ve found. I’m enjoying your comparisons. I have the Record which is the english made Stanley 45 and I think it is a fine plane.

Stanley Plane Handle No. 3 & 4 Walnut Tote Handle Replacement

Features are broken down by type. Like Like. Have a Stanley Bailey 5 that appears to by a type 14 with a V cast under the tote. Any significance?

January 27, Stanley Bench Plane Typing Ask users of Stanley hand planes which type is the best to use on the bench and you will likely spark up an​.

The listing does not include the No. Click pamphlet cover to view entire publication. Allow time for the page to download, as the image is large, in order to maintain some kind of readable quality. The planes were identical to the original Stanleys, except for the markings on the beds, W.. Bed Rocks that do not fit within the foregoing sequence and evolution of the series add interest to this and future studies. TYPE 4 Z. P lanes made for Keen Kutter and Winchester but later sold by Stanley in the general market.

Keen Kutter lever caps plain. Winchester lever caps marked Winchester. Twisted laterals on both makes.

Block Plane Dating

While it started: b planes 7 except; more. Use the various stanley plane and be this. The stanley bailey handplane?

Repro Cutter Box for Stanley 47 Plow Plane Early Type Vintage No 18 Stanley Knuckle Cap Block Plane Early Type Pated Date Small.

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. A Stanley No. Three Stanley side rebate planes, No. Two Stanley Bailey planes, No. Two Stanley planes and another , a No.

Stanley’s cute little #1 hand plane- What was it for, and why’s it so rare?


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